Orientation in the morning.

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Labrador, Jun 14, 2022.

  1. Labrador

    Labrador Medium Load Member

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    What are the reputable companies to work for? W.E. doesn't seem that bad to me and I am grateful they are giving me an opportunity to start a career in trucking.
     
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  3. Woodys

    Woodys Heavy Load Member

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    Hey man congrats on the new job! Western Express doesn't have the best reputation around here because they hire people who may not have a chance with other companies (due to criminal history usually) and they seem to run their drivers pretty hard, which unfortunately translates to a lot of unsafe activity on the road ...

    HAVING SAID THAT, it's still a job and a perfect opportunity to keep your head down and make some money! Your first year is going to be tough, wether it's with western, swift, or any of the megas it will highly depend on how flexible and hungry you are as an individual. When you are new, safety needs to be your top priority. Don't let anyone push you or rush you. Your not driving a little sedan anymore, mistakes with these trucks can instantly ruin lives.

    Oh and also ... watch your #### mirrors thanks!

    Good luck out there and know that if you have any questions you can always post here. No question is a stupid question when it comes to trucking.
     
  4. Labrador

    Labrador Medium Load Member

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    Thank you very much, I have a million questions heh.
     
  5. Labrador

    Labrador Medium Load Member

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    Ok the recruiter texted earlier today and said a driver trainer would be in touch with me today. Things are moving!
     
  6. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    You can buy a coffee cup for $5 at any chain truck stop. That usually also gives you a free cup of coffee.
     
  7. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    It doesn't sound like the recruiter is jerking you around to me. Unless you have some special demand about a trainer, you are probably just experiencing how few trainers the company has. It's possible, but not likely, there could be another student closer to wherever the trainer finishes up with his current student and that student MIGHT jump the line of waiting on a trainer. As long as the company is paying you to wait, wait as long as they want. It's not something to get anxious or upset about. You might be like me, the last thing we need is more time to think of EVERYTHING that might go wrong or did one word in a conversation REALLY MEAN something very important and we missed it. You just want to do a good job and keeping your mind engaged is good.

    It will be OK. They wouldn't pay you if they didn't want you to hang around for them.
     
  8. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    Good luck.
    If you're a reasonably together person, you'll be fine.
     
  9. Blu_Ogre

    Blu_Ogre Road Train Member

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    What Opus said.

    One good point for consideration is don't crap in the driver's seat or in their bed. Tends to get you put off the truck.
     
  10. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    And spankin' the monkey upstairs is probably not a good idea either
     
  11. SoulScream84

    SoulScream84 Road Train Member

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    Downstairs while making eye contact?
     
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